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Charitable Distributor ‘We Share Supply’ To Launch Jan. 1

December 17, 2014 12:31 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Canadian-based industrial distribution start-up We Share Supply sets itself apart from the crowd in that 2 percent of every sale goes to a charity of the customer’s choosing.                      

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U.S. November Construction Jumps 13 Percent

December 18, 2014 4:58 pm | by Dodge Data & Analytics | News | Comments

New construction starts had an overall healthy November gain, led by nonresidential and nonbuilding construction, while residential construction retreated.                           

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Amazon Launches 1-Hour Shipping In Manhattan

December 18, 2014 4:13 pm | by Sarah Skidmore Sell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The service faces tough competition from other delivery services in Manhattan, such as grocers FreshDirect and Instacart, as well as Google Express, which delivers from a variety of retailers the same day.             

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Snap-on Introduces Reversible Safety Wire Twister & Cutter Pliers

December 18, 2014 4:05 pm | by Snap-on | Product Releases | Comments

The Reversible Safety Wire Twister/Cutter pliers come with a patented one-handed, one-click open/close mechanism and new, smoother-operating twist mechanism to make usage more efficient and comfortable.

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New York To Ban Fracking; Environmentalists Cheer

December 18, 2014 10:33 am | by Mary Esch, Associated Press | News | Comments

Following a long-awaited report which concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will enact a ban that is a victory for environmentalists and a blow to industry supporters.      

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MAPI U.S. Industrial Outlook: Widespread Growth Ahead

December 18, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

The MAPI Foundation forecasts manufacturing production growth of 3.5 percent in 2015, 3.9 percent in 2016, and 3.1 percent in 2017.                         

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U.S. Consumer Prices Fell 0.3 Percent In November

December 17, 2014 5:07 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Prices have barely budged, even though hiring has picked up and the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8 percent.                                       

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Timken HQ Receives LEED Gold Certification

December 17, 2014 4:34 pm | by Timken | News | Comments

Built in 1966, the building located near the Akron-Canton airport recently underwent a $65 million, 240,000-square-foot renovation and expansion to serve as the company's new world headquarters.           

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ElectroCraft Expands Integrated Motor Drive Line

December 17, 2014 4:20 pm | by ElectroCraft | Product Releases | Comments

The IMDC technology enables any motor drive to serve as either a stand-alone control solution or as part of a fully-integrated multi-axis system.

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United Stationers Announces Sale Of MBS Dev

December 17, 2014 1:26 pm | by United Stationers | News | Comments

United Stationers said MBS Dev, a software solutions subsidiary, will be advanced to meet the specialized needs of distribution industries.                               

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Wajax Makes 2 Executive Appointments

December 17, 2014 10:35 am | by Wajax Corporation | News | Comments

Thomas Alford was added to Wajax' Board of Directors, while Michael Gross will succeed Richard Plain as Senior Vice President, Power Systems.                               

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Presto Lifts Unveils New Powered Heavy-Duty Stacker

December 17, 2014 10:15 am | by Presto Lifts | Product Releases | Comments

The PPS-3000-AS is a compact, easy to use, yet  heavy-duty stacker that boasts a full 3,000 lbs. of capacity with a 24” load center.

WinWholesale’s Carr Supply Opens Near Detroit, Mich.

December 17, 2014 9:34 am | by WinWholesale | News | Comments

The new branch in Taylor, Mich., will provide high quality plumbing, HVAC, and water service supplies and equipment to contractors in downriver Michigan.                         

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Praxair Announces Jan. 1 Price Increases

December 16, 2014 3:10 pm | by Praxair, Inc. | News | Comments

Praxair says the adjustments will help address rising product costs from suppliers and increasing operating costs at production and distribution facilities.                           

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UPS Expands 4 North American Distribution Facilities

December 16, 2014 2:50 pm | by UPS | News | Comments

Rapid growth of customers in the high-tech, industrial manufacturing, and retail industries fueled the demand for new or expanded facilities in California, Kentucky, and Toronto, Canada.                   

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Atlas Copco To Acquire Titan Technologies

December 16, 2014 1:28 pm | by Atlas Copco | News | Comments

The addition gives Atlas Copco a provider of bolting tools, strengthening its offerings to customers in the oil, gas, and power segments.                                 

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SKILSAW Unveils Lightweight SIDEWINDER Circular Saw

December 16, 2014 12:54 pm | by SKILSAW | Product Releases | Comments

The combination of the lightweight housing and unique Dual-Field motor results in a saw that lets you power through the toughest days on the jobsite, year after year.

Evergreen Marketing Announces Info For 2015 Mfg. Sales Workshops

December 16, 2014 12:44 pm | by Evergreen Marketing Group | News | Comments

Called “Managing your Relationships with Independent Distribution,” the workshops have been held around the country since 2006 and focus on sharing best practices in working with independent distributors.             

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Video Market Report 10: Aggressive Growth For Airgas, A Supreme Court Ruling For Warehouses, And Forecasts For 2015

December 16, 2014 11:02 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | Videos | Comments

The tenth episode of Video Market Report highlights Airgas' bold future financial goals, the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Amazon against warehouse workers, and 2015 market forecasts.                   

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CGW Launches New Metal Fabrication And Industrial Products Catalog

December 16, 2014 10:43 am | by CGW | Product Releases | Comments

The new catalog features a broadened coated abrasives section including specialty coated abrasives, such as 9 x 11 sanding sheets, cartridge rolls, and spiral bands.

7 Terrible Sales Lines That Have To Go

December 16, 2014 10:13 am | by Paul Reilly, Tom Reilly Training | Articles | Comments

One reason salespeople have a bad reputation is because of the phrases they use. Some are good, some could be better, and some are just plain lousy.                            

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